Why Buy PolyPads?
When it comes to first-class British manufacturing PolyPads® are one of the best-known names in the business. Our innovative range of equestrian saddle pads, leg protectors and pet beds are designed and manufactured exclusively in the UK, using the highest quality materials available. Our products not only look good but are made to last far longer than imported budget brands.
Polypads® were the first recognised saddle pads to give significant back protection and to do away with saddle fixings. PolyPads® boldly led the way from inception and even with the variety of look-alikes that are available today, the PolyPads® Classic© is still the leader.
– All PolyPads® products are designed for hard work and a long life
– The premium quality polycotton outer is extremely durable
– The robust and resilient fibre core refreshes wash after wash to provide long lasting comfort and protection for horses’ backs
– Double stitching on all seams means extra strength
– Every item is finished with the PolyPads® distinctive extra wide, durable binding featuring the PolyPads® double horse head logo
PolyPads® firmly believe in the benefits of British manufacturing. Lee Buck MD of PolyPads Limited states: “I can confidently say that our quality is significantly better than any imported product currently on the market. We are also much better placed to fulfil fluctuating requirements / market trends and keep tabs on tight quality control by manufacturing only on-site within our Norfolk Based UK factory. We also stock a wide range of colours and can deal easily with non-standard sizing requests and custom embroidery within the range. ”
The Original Concept of PolyPads®
PolyPads® were originally created for race exercise as a versatile alternative to the rather unforgiving felt pad. We selected, and continue to use, finest quality materials to produce the ultimate shock absorbing, durable and washable saddle pad, subsequently recognised in recent independent pressure tests as one of the most effective pressure dispersing saddle pads on the market.
Our fibre filling is thicker than any other available and the choice of three thicknesses ensures excellent, unrestricted back protection for whatever the level of fitness and muscle development. For ease of use and alleviation of potential pressure points, our clever design keeps the PolyPad® in place, removing the need for straps or loops. The result is easy to wash and dry, simple to use, with excellent protection for horses’ backs – the PolyPads® Classic!
PolyPads® are now one of the best known and most effective products in the business, whilst our Registered Trade Mark ‘PolyPads®’ has evolved into the generic term for saddle pads. We have a worldwide recognition not only for our comprehensive range of saddle pads, travel and stable protection for horses, but also pet beds.
Why they work
The substantial thickness of soft, fibre filling moulds to both saddle and horse, allowing the saddle to ‘bed’ into the PolyPad® which holds it firmly in place. The shock-absorbing qualities of the fibre create a uniform surface bearing area under the saddle, which assists an even distribution of saddle and rider weight over the whole horse’s back.
The cleverly quilted polycotton outer encourages air-flow along the back ensuring the smoothness of fit. No fixing straps or loops mean no unwanted pressure points caused by extra fabric and stitching. The absence of fixing straps also makes sizing very flexible, enabling PolyPads® to be changed quickly and easily from horse to horse.
PolyPads® can be used throughout a horse’s fittening programme utilising the three thicknesses, to keep an even saddle bearing area as the horse progresses from unfit (or fat) to fit, without restricting the back and shoulder muscles so they can relax and continue to work freely.